There’s many ways to communicate with students, but in Japan and much of East Asia, LINE is one of the most universally adopted. Making student interaction with uTeach Cloud is one of our priorities, so we decided it would be good to be able to send notifications to an app most students are already actively using to increase their awareness. Many users have email, but especially in Japan, those might be cellphone emails which default-block non-cell phone messages or are otherwise not checked regularly by users.
Using LINE is a simple way to put your important notifications in front of the faces of your users.
LINE Integration: Overview
This isn’t the easiest thing to set up, but it’s not the most difficult either, so don’t worry.
Here are the main steps:
Set up a line channel
Input the Messaging API information on LINE
Input the necessary information on uTeach Cloud
Set up line channel for Login with LINE
Input respective information again
Voila! You’re ready to go. Sound difficult? Don’t worry, we’ll guide you through it.
Step 1: Set up a LINE Channel
Okay, so the first thing we want to do is set up our LINE channel which will be connected to your uTeach Cloud app.
It’s important to use the same provider if you already have a LINE channel or have already set up the login with LINE functionality. Enter the Provider Name (if you have selected create new provider in previous step), Channel Name, Channel Description, select category and subcategory. The values you enter here will be displayed to users when they add your LINE account as their friend.
After you’ve input everything, go ahead and click “create”
Navigate to Messaging API tab
Here you’ll need to enter your webhook URL, which you will see in the Line Settings page on uTeach Cloud. It should look something like:
Back on LINE’s “Basic Settings” page you will be able to find your “Channel ID”, “Channel Secret”, and “Assertion Private Key”. Please copy these to your settings on uTeach Cloud and save your settings.
Next, go back to the Messaging API tab on LINE and click “verify” to make sure your webhook is working properly.